Friday, June 8, 2007

Ok friends, I finished my first ever round ripple or really any ripple Ive ever done. It turned out great and was a lot of fun making it. Now Im going to make 5 more for my grandkids for christmas this year. So now you know what Ill be making:) heehee Crocheting away I gooooooo...

Ripple #3 a la broken leg

So here is my third ripple. I know, I never posted pictures of the second. It's a 35x40in baby blanket done in caron simply soft white, baby blue, and baby green. It was supposed to be a gift for my boyfriend's friend/pharmacy manager, but is currently buried in it's cute baby bag underneath the mountain of laundry in my room that I cannot do due to the leg in the picture. :) Every time I bug the boyfriend about at least calling the woman, whose baby was born 6 weeks ago, he says he'll do it eventually. *sigh*

Anyway, this new ripple is using most of the same colors as the last one. It's a throw size blanket, for my girlfriend Patty. She has 3 small children, 7, 5, and almost 2, so it's red heart acrylic for its wash-ability. Kids are messy. :) It's exactly half way done. I figure one more set of color repeats will make it wide enough to snuggle under. I LOVE the colors and the way they work together. I get the feeling this isn't the only one of these I'll end up doing.

For an update on the leg, I can't put any weight on it until august at the soonest. It's going to be a LONG summer... If anyone has any entertainment ideas, let me know. :)

It's great to be rippling again!

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Blanket in progress

So my second ripple is in progress...and I think it will turn out just fine.
After having done lots and lots of trials using different patterns from the Jan Eaton, I finally decided to use 'Soft waves'. Not that I didn't like the others - but thinking of the colors, I think this is the best one.
All the stribes come in random order - I just pick up the color, I think will look best. That's the way, I usualy prefers to work - so it's perfect.

I have not used all the colors yet.
The blanket will be about 140 cm X 160 cm - but that's in the future :-). My needlesize is small, so this will take some time to make. But that's ok - I already love it. It's fun to make - and the colors make me so happy every time I work with them.

Have a nice day.

Gitte B